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LogMeIn releases remote control for Macs

LogMeIn unveils a free remote desktop service and remote troubleshooting tool for Macs.

LogMeIn today began offering a version of its remote-access service for Mac users. Once installed, LogMeIn Free for Mac allows a computer to be controlled from another computer via a Web browser.

The company is also releasing a beta version of LogMeIn Rescue for Mac for support technicians performing long-distance control and repair. The preview version of that service involved 30,000 test users.

Both new LogMeIn tools work with Macs running OS 10. 4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard operating systems. Users can access their Macs from browsers on computers running Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, as well as on the iPhone and other compatible handhelds.

I've been using LogMeIn for Windows happily for more than a year. Although sometimes it seems to perform better in Internet Explorer than in Firefox, I have no complaints about the free, stable service for Windows, except that it keeps me on the job in the wee hours of the morning. I haven't yet tested the Mac-ready LogMeIn.